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Alva Edson Snow

lawyer , mayor.

Alva Edson Snow, American lawyer, mayor. Member California State Bar Association, Fresno County Bar Association; Member Delta Upsilon.; Mason.

Background

Snow, Alva Edson was born on October 13, 1860 in at Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Harvey and Bridget (Marron) Snow.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Tufts College, 1887. Harvard Law School, 1887-1889.

Career

Admitted to Massachusetts bar, 1889. Removed to San Francisco same year. To Fresno, 1891; in practice as Snow & Freeman, 1893-1813, now alone.

Deputy district attorney, Fresno Company, California, 1893-1895, district attorney, 1895-1899. Member board of trustees City of Fresno, 1909-1912. Appointed mayor of Fresno for unexpired term, May, 1912, and elected to same office, April, 1913, for term 1913-1917.

Membership

Member California State Bar Association, Fresno County Bar Association. Member Delta Upsilon. Mason.; Clubs: University, Elks, Commercial, Riverside Country.

Instituted first municipal “free” market in California, September, 1912.

Connections

Married at Fresno, California, Dora P. Colson, of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, December 10, 1889.

father:
Harvey Snow

mother:
Bridget (Marron) Snow

spouse:
at Fresno